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INTERVIEW: Liam Kelly speaks after agreeing move to the Sky Blues!

Midfielder pens two year with the club...

23 May 2017

Liam Kelly has set his sights on promotion with the Sky Blues, after agreeing to sign for the club from Leyton Orient.

The 27 year old midfielder has agreed a two year deal to start on 1st July, with the transfer subject to EFL and FA approval.

“I’m delighted to have agreed to sign for the club. It’s good to get this done so early in the off-season. It gives you a chance to get yourself focused for the start of pre-season and the upcoming season. I’m really looking forward to playing a part in what will hopefully be a successful season for Coventry.

“A club of this size can’t have any other ambition that promotion. Promotion should be the number one priority. I think if you look at the size of the club, the heritage of the club – it doesn’t belong in this league. But it’s going to be a tough season, there are some tough places to go in League Two.”

It’s an ambition which is shared with Kelly’s new Manager Mark Robins, and the Sky Blues boss was a key influence in the Scotland international making the move.

“I’ve played against the Gaffers teams before, they’ve always been tough teams to play against and they’ve always played good football. That is part of the attraction of coming here to Coventry.

“I’ve got every faith in the Manager and the players who have come in so far. The belief is there that this team is more than capable of getting themselves back to League One and pushing on from there.”

It’s not just a new club this summer for Liam, with a new arrival to the family on the way too.

“There’s no holiday this season. My partner is due a baby any day now, so it will be a case of no sleep at night – and then get myself ready for pre-season!”


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